Fact Cards

351. Ellie Kemper-Actor Jon Hamm taught future co-actress, Ellie Kemper when she was in the eighth grade.


352. Black People-Black people in Ancient Rome were not discriminated against because of their skin color or physical features. They were not excluded from any profession and there was no stigma against mixed race relationships. Classical writers did not attach social status or degree of humanity to skin color.


353. Tom Marvolo Riddle-Tom Marvolo Riddle's name had to be translated into 68 languages, while still being an anagram for ‘I am Lord Voldemort’, or something of equal meaning.


354. 908 Olympics team-In 1908, the Russian Olympic team arrived for the Olympics in London 12 days late because they were still using the Julian calendar instead of the Gregorian calendar.


355. Stan Lee-Stan Lee planned on quitting the comic book industry until his wife Joan told him to write the type of characters he wanted to for his last project. The result was the Fantastic Four, which created a more humanly flawed type of superhero.


356. Penn Jillette-Penn Jillette from Penn and Teller once painted his fingernails red as a joke in response to his mother telling him to get a manicure because people would be looking at his hands. Now he always keeps one finger nail painted red in memory of his mother.


357. IBM Simon-IBM sold Simon, a smartphone with a touchscreen display input that could send emails and run third party apps in 1994.


358. Quebec-France sent 800 women to Quebec. The ‘Filles du Roi’ (‘Daughters of the King’) were poor women who in 1663 agreed to go to the New France colony that was predominantly populated by men, to marry them. It worked; the population more than doubled in 10 years, and two-thirds of French Canadians today are their descendants.


359. Wax bullets -Pistol dueling with wax bullets was a popular pastime in the early 20th Century and even featured as a sport in the 1908 Summer Olympics.


360. Christopher Lucas -In 2011, a Pizza Hut manager named Christopher Lucas saved many lives during the Joplin tornado by herding customers into a walk in freezer and bungee cording his arm to the freezer door before being sucked into the tornado and killed.





  1. Would you mind if I started to post these facts on iFunny? I really think people would love them and I would of course credit and link your website.

  2. Your page (re)numbering makes it almost impossible to find something on your site. The search option doesn’t seem very helpful.. I tried to search for Harris Rosen or Fact #62 after seeing it on Bored Panda, but had to do a brute force search to find this page…

  3. I just went through all the facts pages. A few things I’ve noticed:
    1. #451-#470 (pgs 46 & 47) have images that are broken.
    2. #841-#1140 (pgs 85-114) are complete duplicates of earlier pages.

    • Thank you for your valuable feedback. Last night we implemented a new page numbering system for our fact cards. I really messed up with facts #451-#470 which I have fixed now. I have fixed the other problem too.

  4. Just stumbled onto your site via an Imgur post. Cool stuff.

    Re. one of the citations above: “The oldest D20 dice was uncovered in Egypt…”

    One “die,” many “dice.” The headline in the source given had it right; “Ancient d20 die emerges from the ashes of time.”

    Credibility is always enhanced by proper grammar.

  5. I really enjoy your site. I visit it regularly at this period of my life to use up time, while entertaining myself, and increase my awareness of life through the amazing insights into stories behind what we often overlook. It is almost therapeutic I would think! For one thing, I feel grateful not to be one of the warped personalities you often report on, but on the other hand, I feel sorry for the suffering that is really behind so many people you note through our shared history, who have the apparency of many successes, but are in fact imperfect and suffering souls like all of us, on the road to something better we hope eh?

    • History gives us an opportunity to look into the mistake our ancestors made, but also the feats they achieved. The lives they suffered, so that the future generations could have the freedom. I am happy to have been part of such an important part of your life, Stuart.


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